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10,000 Degrees
781 Lincoln, Suite 140
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: 415-459-4240
Fax: 415-488-4018
Website: http://10000degrees.org 
Contact: Megan Topping
E-mail: 
mtopping@10000degrees.org

10,000 Degrees (formerly Marin Education Fund) is a non-profit organization that believes everyone should have a chance at college. Through the generous support of donors, 10,000 Degrees provides college access programs, scholarships, and support to students of all ages with demonstrated financial need. Students served are frequently the first generation of their family to go to college.

Program type: Community-based; School-based; Site-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
 (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 15 - 17
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 2 hours per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay
1618 Second Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: 415-453-3800 x225
Fax: 415-453-3839
Website: www.bbbsnorthbay.org
Contact:
Mary Berbae
E-mail: mberbae@bbbsnorthbay.org

The mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) have a positive impact on the lives of children and families we serve by offering a professionally supported relationship between a caring adult and a child. Big Brothers/Sisters (Bigs) are friends, mentors, and positive role models to the children (Littles) with whom they are matched.

Program Type: Community-based; Site-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
 (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 6 - 15
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: weekly contact
Length of commitment: at least 12 months
Mixed Roots Foundation
Adoptee Mentor Program (AMP)

601 Van Ness Avenue #E234

San Francisco, CA  94102

Telephone: 800-659-6958
Fax: 888-674-9099
Website: www.mixedrootsfoundation.org

Contact: Holly Choon Hyang Bachman

 
The Mixed Roots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and serves as the first and only national / global multicultural foundationthat cross-sects the international, domestic, and foster care adoption experience. Our vision is to leverage philanthropy and grassroots fundraising to provide important post adoption resources for adoptees and their families.  Our mission is to promote and support organizations that serve as a resource to the diverse adoption and foster care community, create more awareness of the adoption and foster care experience, and inspire future generations of adoptees and foster youth to achieve their dreams and goals through collaboration with likeminded individuals, businesses and organizations in the greater community. The Adoptee Mentor Program (AMP), one of Mixed Roots Foundation’s charter programs, sponsors youth who are adopted and/or in foster care to be matched with adult adoptee mentors that serve as positive role models that promote cultural understanding and self-acceptance of being adopted and/or in foster care as well as participate in educational and multicultural program events and activities.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: 
Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic; Career development
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 7 - 17
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 2 - 4 contacts per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
Reach & Rise Mentoring Program
Urban Services YMCA
1426 Fillmore St., Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94115
Telephone: 415-561-0631x102
Fax: 415-563-8017
Website: www.ymcasf.org/urban/programs/building_futures
Contact: Tracy Ward
E-mail: mentoring@ymcasf.org

The Building Future mission is to help at-risk youth overcome personal, social, and family challenges through a positive adult-child relationship. Building Futures offers 1-to-1 mentoring to at-risk youth in San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo/Alameda counties. We help children develop tools to cope with issues such as low self-esteem, family and peer conflicts, academic underachievement, and decision-making skills. We are unique in that we provide a 15-hour paraprofessional training to all mentors before matching, which prepares them to work successfully with at-risk youth by developing relationship-building skills, exploring issues facing at-risk youth, and strategies to handle difficult situations. Thorough ongoing support is provided by the coordinator who is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic; Sports/recreation
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 6 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 1 - 3 hours per week
Length of commitment: 12 months
A Home Within
2255 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Telephone: 415-621-1749
Fax: 415-294-9020
Website: www.ahomewithin.org
Contact: Saralyn Ruff
 
A Home Within seeks to break the cycle of chronic loss experienced by so many foster youth with a simple, scalable model. We believe that every foster child deserves to have a healthy, stable relationship with at least one caring adult.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: 
Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: any ages, as long as they are or were in the foster care system
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: N/A
Length of commitment: N/A - individual psychotherapy

Mentor Me
426 8th Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Telephone: 707-778-4798
Fax: 707-778-1176
Website: www.mentormepetaluma.org 
Contact: Deborah Dalton
E-mail: info@mentormepetaluma.org

Mentor Me is a school-based, youth mentoring program that matches adult volunteers from the community in one-to-one mentorships with children and youth in Sonoma and Marin Counties. The three-prong focus of mentoring is emotional support, social integration, and academic help/planning for the future. Our mentors make a minimum commitment of two years, meeting with their mentees a minimum of one hour a week.

Program type: School-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
 (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 5 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 1 hour per week
Length of commitment: 2 or more years

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